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Apple releases tool to remove free U2 album

Some iPhone users are not happy that U2's new album, "Songs of Innocence," was automatically added to their iTunes music library, free of charge. In response, Apple has released a special tool that lets people remove the album from their collections.

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Savings accounts may be on the way back

Passbook savings accounts are the centerpiece of a pilot program being launched this fall by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which is hoping to promote financial education and encourage children to save money.

Savings accounts may be on the way back

Passbook savings accounts are the centerpiece of a pilot program being launched this fall by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which is hoping to promote financial education and encourage children to save money.

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Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

Dangerous trolls threaten to abuse patent system

“As a novelist, I make my living by creating worlds and experiences for my readers,”  writes Angie Fox, the author the bestselling “Accidental Demon Slayer” and the “Monster MASH” book series.  “I have to say it hurts to see innovators like me under attack.”

Waddell & Reed Financial tops the rankings

The Overland Park mutual fund manager has outpaced rivals in attracting investors’ dollars by its strong performance and variety of offerings. And the Ivy Funds, which Waddell manages alongside its Waddell & Reed Funds, had a big hand in this year’s showing.

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Microsoft to buy Minecraft maker for $2.5 billion

The technology company said it will buy Stockholm-based game maker Mojang. Minecraft, which lets users build in and explore a virtual world, has been downloaded 100 million times on PC alone since its launch in 2009. It is the most popular online game on Xbox, and the top paid app for Apple's iOS and Google's Android operating system in the U.S.